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Old 05-04-2004, 08:50 PM   #1
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Causing a BSOD in Windows 2000?


Is there any way to deliberately cause a bluescreen in windows 2000? I once saw a piece of C code which printed some funny characters to the screen and caused a bluescreen.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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I once saw a piece of C code which printed some funny characters to the screen and caused a bluescreen.

Yes. This is the malware known as internet explorer
 
Old 05-04-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
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It was something like:

while (1) { printf( "\t\b\b\b\b\b"); }
 
Old 05-04-2004, 10:01 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Capt_Caveman
I once saw a piece of C code which printed some funny characters to the screen and caused a bluescreen.

Yes. This is the malware known as internet explorer
After enine's OS suckage post, this may well be the funniest post I have ever seen
 
Old 05-04-2004, 11:38 PM   #5
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ahh so true..

but there are other ways to, my favorite being turning on the computer
 
Old 05-05-2004, 03:20 AM   #6
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I saw my brother once write an assambly program with ONE instruction causing the BSOD that was funny...

greetz,
.-=~ iluvatar ~=-.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 03:46 PM   #7
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This is Windows we're talking about - crashing is a built-in feature:

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;244139
 
Old 05-05-2004, 05:36 PM   #8
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LOL, i knew it was in its nature to crash, but i didn't know M$ actually admits its programed to crash..... this is soo funny
 
  


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